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Meetings

• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 8 p.m., Monday. Call 316-6119 or go to tenxshootingclub.com.

• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 337-2556.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 494-2314.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie’s Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 591-0339.

• Allied Sportsmen’sClub, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

• Erie County Chapter of Bassmasters, Nowak’s Bar, 1458 Lovejoy, Sloan, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. email: fichtman98@aol.com.

• Iroquois Arms Collectors Association, Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., 2176 Liberty Dr., Niagara Falls, 8 p.m., Wednesday. Call 791-4628.

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Warsaw Baptist Church, 65 South Main St., 7 p.m., Thursday. Larry Becker will discuss “The Wyoming County Federation Functions.” Call Mike Kehl (866-1398).

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 636-0519.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Hawkeye Bowmen, Marilla, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 440-6995.

Shooting sports

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot ‘N Hoot, Lockport, 2 p.m., Saturday. Registrations and payments due Thursday. For event details, call 628-9023 or email: cghummingbird7@gmail.com.

• Niagara County Sportsmen’s Association Juniors Shooting Program, 2506 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, 3-6 p.m., Sundays, Oct.-April, open to youths ages 8-18, club membership not required. Call 773-7162.

Certification classes

Hunter

• Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2023 Wayman Branch Road, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m.-done, Saturday. Register one hour before the first class.

• Little Ridge Archery (Alvord’s), 8862 Ridge Road, Gasport, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 14, 16 and 18. Call 772-7598 (1-8 p.m.)

Trapping

• Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club, Cassadaga-Stockton Rd. (Route 310) Stockton, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 17 and 18. Call 595-3418 (5-11 p.m.)

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” 6 p.m., Tuesday and 10 a.m., Saturday; “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Wednesday; and “16-Hour On-the-Job Training Class,” begins at 9 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtowns Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Multi-State Permit Class,” Holiday Inn, Johnstown-Gloversville, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 20. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 6 p.m., Oct. 17. Call 778-9431.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, Oct. 19 and 20. Go to nfgshows.com.

Banquets/fundraisers

• SCOPE Second Amendment Defense 2013 Banquet, Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., Friday. Guest speaker, Alan Gottlieb. Call 570-3436 or go to scopeny.org.

• Allegany County Pheasant Release Program Annual Fund Raiser Banquet, VFW Post No. 2721, Cuba, 1-5 p.m., Oct. 27. Call (585) 968-6326 or (585) 973-2065.

• 18th Annual Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie Fund Raiser, JP’s Pub, 1986 Lake View Road, Lake View, 6-9 p.m., Nov. 7. Call 627-4560.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Enchanted Forest 2013,” walks start at 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Oct. 13; “Junior Audubon Club (for middle and high school students),” 8-10 a.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Oct. 13. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., Oct. 13; and “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Oct. 14. Registration required. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “After-School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday;

“Alien Invader Investigation,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Fall Leaf and Nature Art,” 10:30 a.m., Oct. 13. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Ray Markiewicz Fly Fishing Demo,” Evangola State Park, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, call 549-1050; “Family Fun Day and Parade,” Whirlpool State Park,” 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; and “Niagara Falls Facts, Figures and Fun,” 1-3:30 p.m., Oct. 13, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 759-6345; “Erie Basin Marina-Naval Park-Canalside,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Beaver Meadow Audubon Center,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call (585) 457-9892; and “Letchworth State Park,” 8:30 a.m., Oct. 13, call 254-4285.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all club events and extended weekend outings, visit adk-nfc.org.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “16th Annual WNY Earth Science Day at Penn Dixie,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; and “Astronomy Night at Penn Dixie,” 6:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Braddock Bay Raptor Research “Feathers in the Fall – with Photography Session”, 199 East Manitou Road, Greece, sessions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Oct. 13. Call (585) BOP-LIVE (367-5483) or go to bbrr.org.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: “Tuesday Evening Hikes,” begins Oct. 15 from the facility to destinations. Hikes start at 5:55 p.m. and go to about 9 p.m. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Weekday Nature Walk-Lower Gorge,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Crepuscular Walk-Nearly Full Moon Over the Pond,” 6 p.m., Thursday; and “Finger Lakes Trail Hike — St. Helena Section,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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